About the Author
Neera K. Badhwar is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, where she taught from 1987-2010, and an affiliate at George Mason University. Her main areas of research are ethical theory, moral psychology, and social- political philosophy. She has published in some of the top journals in her field. Her book, Well-Being: Happiness in Worthwhile Life, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2014, and her anthology, Friendship: A Philosophical Reader, by Cornell University Press in 1993. Her 2008 paper Friendship and Commercial Society explores the similarities between friendships and market relationships, finding that markets create greater security for civic and personal friendship. She also blogs occasionally.